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Carla Bates

July 10, 1963 — December 18, 2022

Carla 'The Chooch" Just Bates, 59 of Latrobe, passed away, Sunday, December 18, 2022 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

She was born July 10, 1963  in Butler, a daughter of the late Carl J. Just  and Dolores Ann Reep Just.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Just Eagle.

Surviving are her brother, William Barr (Linda); sisters, Candice Just Hallam (John) and Lisa Pry (Dennis); uncle, Raymond Reep; aunt, Judy Just; her dog, Guinea; and cousins, nieces, nephews, and many many good friends.

Honoring Carla's wishes there will be no viewing. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, January 7th at 2pm at the New Alexandria Firemens Club, 8370 State Route 22, New Alexandria Pa 15670.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America at or the Humane Society of Westmoreland County at

KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.  For online condolences and information, please visit

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carla Bates, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Alexandria Firemens Club

8346 US-22, New Alexandria, PA 15670

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